cercaria

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cer·car·ia

noun \(ˌ)sər-ˈker-ē-ə\
plural cer·car·i·ae\-ē-ˌē\

Definition of CERCARIA

:  a usually tadpole-shaped larval trematode worm that develops in a molluscan host from a redia
cer·car·i·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

Origin of CERCARIA

New Latin, from Greek kerkos
First Known Use: circa 1871

cer·car·ia

noun \(ˌ)sər-ˈkar-ē-ə, -ˈker-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cer·car·i·ae \-ē-ˌē\

Medical Definition of CERCARIA

: a usually tadpole-shaped larval trematode worm that develops in a molluscan host from a redia
cer·car·i·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

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